MotoGP » Should Rossi move to Ducati? You say yes!


Almost 80 per cent of you think Rossi is doing the right thing by teaming up with Ducati for the next two years.

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U2ten

August 18, 2010 2:30 PM
Last Edited 1495 days ago

Time will tell if he (rossi) indeed made the right choice or not..

as for someone saying that he doesn't have any place to go but in ducati b'cus yamaha won't bow to him is not reading enough or watching interviews of what is going on about him and yamaha.

personally even he made the right choice or not its good for the championship next year.. sure will create a lot of buzz around the paddocks as casey and rossi move to a different team.. the interesting part of this one is if rossi fails to put the ducati in regular contention of winning the race the ducati will be at blame not the rossi and if rossi succeed all hails rossi..

Dutch69Camaro - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 3:03 PM

@U2ten: I agree with most of your comment, just not the last part. Most of Rossi's fans will expect him to do the same with the Ducati as he did with the Yamaha: Turn it into an instant race winner!

So it's all his to loose if you ask me. Even more so as he is convinced himself that the rider plays the most important part in a race which means it would be hard to justify if the wins don't come even if his bike is a little bit off the pace.

That said I still believe that if there is a rider that can pull it off, its Valentino!

Host.co.in

August 18, 2010 3:37 PM

Moving to Suzuki would have given him a great platform to be proved as best rider of the world, who can win on any bike. So far WRC entrance is concerned, that is not his area and we all know what is happening with Kimi in WRC.

U2ten

August 18, 2010 3:59 PM
Last Edited 1495 days ago

@ host.co.in.

everybody nows that even the great rossi or agostini will not win a championship on suzuki bike.. suzuki is unfunded team on top of that they all suck. they should fired everybody i mean single one that is currently working there from top to bottom and replace them. then maybe they manage to win or a poduim finished.

F1 - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 4:01 PM

That poll had to be answered mostly by Italians. Yamaha gave VR more than everything,,period! In the end he felt no sense of loyalty to stay like he should have. It will be a case of "be careful what you ask for". Ducati's days of domination are done. The Honda is/will be the faster bike next year and the Yamaha will handle and brake the best. The Ducati will be too much work for, the NOW much older, Rossi to win on consistently. You will see! Stoner and Lorenzo will be fighting for the title for the next 4 years. I am a VR fan but I'm not blind to reality. The GOAT is old!

Robert Danley

August 18, 2010 4:18 PM

Not a big Ducati fan so I am one of the minority who is disappointed to hear about this inevitable announcement. It is clear that the Ducati has a serious problem. They don't have enough weight on the front end, the wide angle V motor is too long and forces the c.g. of the motor too far back. This is fundamental and you can't adjust it away. I hope Ducati are willing to reconfigure the motor to solve this problem. Former world champion Wayne Gardner has expressed the same opinion on his website Wayne Gardner Approved. Ducati now have the best development rider in the world, I hope they take advantage of it and listen to him. I want to see Rossi winning again, no matter the bike.

The Morgue

August 18, 2010 4:26 PM

I'm with you on this Robert. Frankly I see no reason why they sholdn't listen to Rossi but Ducati also stated that the GP11 is already designed. I think he can be instrumental in switching to 1000cc in 2012.

concerned - Unregistered

August 18, 2010 4:26 PM

Honda had a word championship winning bike in 2003, what happened after that? Then suddenly in 2004 Yamaha had a championship winning bike. At the end of this year, the main people at Yamaha are leaving,Fusiwara, Rossi, and Burgess, what will happen next year? Will Ducati have a championship winning bike? You bet they will. :) :)

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